‘I’m a different man today than I was a year ago,’ says Biggest Loser winner

Adrian townsend, right, receives his trophy last year PNL-151230-105412001
Adrian townsend, right, receives his trophy last year PNL-151230-105412001

The winner of last year’s Biggest Loser challenge run by the Hospice of St Francis is still keeping fit and healthy nearly a year on from the sponsored weight loss challenge.

Catering manager Adrian Townsend, aged 42, from Boxmoor, lost a whopping 45lbs during the 12-week challenge and has never looked back.

He said: “I’m a different man today than I was a year ago. I’d always tried dieting but usually lasted two weeks before I relapsed into old habits.

“Last Christmas, though, I found out my cholesterol was sky high so knew I needed to do something to sort myself out, so I signed up to do the Biggest Loser.

“The diet plan was a wake-up call and I immediately knocked off the booze, got stuck into the exercise with the team at Sportspace and the weight just fell off. The fundraising aspect really helped too as it made me not want to let anyone else down.”

“I’m now 2st 7lb lighter than I was 12 months ago and couldn’t be happier. I run everywhere and regularly participate in park runs and am hoping to run the Great North Run next year. I’d say to anyone wanting to lose weight to join the Biggest Loser challenge. You won’t regret it.”

The Biggest Loser Challenge, which starts in February, sees 20 individuals competing to lose pounds, eat better and raise money to support local hospice care.

All participants enjoy free 12-week Sportspace membership with access to unlimited gym, swim and exercise classes, six personal training sessions with a qualified member of the Sportspace gym team and a personalised nutritional plan. Find out more at www.stfrancis.org.uk/biggestloser